Katia Kleyman

Katia Kleyman

NYC based journalist originally from the Soviet Bloc. Enjoy writing about strange history, creepy characters, sexual oddities and also a huge movie buff. My work has been featured in Salon, AlterNet, The Blot and Guff. 

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  1. +vote 15 Of The Whitest White Saviors In Film History

    15 Of The Whitest White Saviors In Film History

    295 votes
    Ok, let’s face it. Hollywood loves the white savior narrative. It's a trope that has been used countless times since the '50s. The typical backstory of a white ...
  2. +vote 11 American Horror Movies Based On Much More Terrifying Asian Films

    11 American Horror Movies Based On Much More Terrifying Asian Films

    131 votes
    In the early 2000s, there was a boom of Asian horror remakes in America, particularly of Japanese (J-Horror) and Korean (K-Horror films). It all began with The Ring in ...
  3. Christopher Lee: Way More Badass Than Saruman

    Christopher Lee: Way More Badass Than Saruman

    Sir Christopher Lee was one of the most badass Brits (and just people, generally) to ever live. Seriously, even the ludicrous Steven Segal probably couldn't keep up with ...
  4. 16 Extremely Messed Up Things About Forrest Gump That'll Change How You See It

    16 Extremely Messed Up Things About Forrest Gump That'll Change How You See It

    A lot of people love Forrest Gump, and that's understandable. Wrong, but understandable. It’s sweet, it's nice, and Tom Hanks is a national treasure. But there are ...
  5. 15 Controversial Indie Movies with Disturbing Incest Plots

    15 Controversial Indie Movies with Disturbing Incest Plots

    SPOILER ALERT. Just generally speaking, moving forward. All will be spoiled. Incest is a touchy subject, one not typically addressed in mainstream cinema.
  6. 14 Movies You Should Never Watch While You’re Eating

    14 Movies You Should Never Watch While You’re Eating

    Some movies are so gross you shouldn't be eating popcorn - and certainly not a creamy beef stroganoff - while watching. The films on this list are bad dinner ...
  7. +vote The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby

    The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby

    649 votes
    Why do animal deaths in movies make us so sad? Like blubbering, stammering, sobbing-mess kind of sad? Everyone hates seeing sad animal deaths in movies. It’s because ...
  8. 17 Unflinching Foreign Films About Incest

    17 Unflinching Foreign Films About Incest

    Incest is a controversial subject, but art doesn't exist to cater to our sense of decency or wholesomeness. Incest, being great taboo, has ...
  9. Horrifying Tales Of American Women In Sex Slavery

    Horrifying Tales Of American Women In Sex Slavery

    When people think of women being sold into sexual slavery, they don't picture it happening in their own backyard. But sex slavery in the US is a very real threat for ...
  10. 18 Terrifying Facts & Stories About MS-13, the World's Most Notorious Gang

    18 Terrifying Facts & Stories About MS-13, the World's Most Notorious Gang

    “Kill, rape, control.” That's the motto for Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a transnational criminal organization dubbed “the most dangerous gang in the world.” The gang was ...
  11. 13 Common Gang Tattoos You've Probably Seen Without Knowing

    13 Common Gang Tattoos You've Probably Seen Without Knowing

    You've likely seen plenty of tattoos that indicate a person's allegiance to a group or gang. But what do gang tattoos mean? Whether they're full of color or rendered in ...
  12. +vote The Beatles' Cleverest, Cheekiest Answers To Stupid Questions

    The Beatles' Cleverest, Cheekiest Answers To Stupid Questions

    149 votes
    If The Beatles weren’t busy revolutionizing the music scene in the '60s and '70s, they could have had an impressive run on the comedy circuit. The Fab Four had very ...
  13. 10 Horrifyingly Cruel Torture Methods Used During The Spanish Inquisition

    10 Horrifyingly Cruel Torture Methods Used During The Spanish Inquisition

    The Spanish Inquisition was carried out under the order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain in 1478. The purpose of the Inquisition was to squash any opposing ...
  14. 15 Horrible Torture Methods That Have Been Used Primarily on Women

    15 Horrible Torture Methods That Have Been Used Primarily on Women

    Throughout history, the ways women have been tortured at the hands of the men who tried to control them will send a shiver down your spine. Women have been tortured to ...
  15. 16 Strange Facts About What Everyday Life Was Like In Ancient Egypt

    16 Strange Facts About What Everyday Life Was Like In Ancient Egypt

    Everyday life in ancient Egypt was surprisingly modern in many ways. Egyptians had a sophisticated education system, for those who could afford it, and had a ...
  16. 26 Intimidating World Leaders Who You Never Realized Were Super Short

    26 Intimidating World Leaders Who You Never Realized Were Super Short

    While they may tower over peoples' daily lives, many world leaders actually come up a bit short when it comes to height. In fact, throughout history many powerful ...
  17. 16 World Leaders Who Were (Or Are) Tall AF

    16 World Leaders Who Were (Or Are) Tall AF

    Power and height have been associated for a long time. But in reality, most of our prominent world leaders aren't particularly tall. President Obama stands about ...
  18. 20 Ancient Websites You Didn't Realize Are Still Up And Running

    20 Ancient Websites You Didn't Realize Are Still Up And Running

    Do you remember the wonderful simplicity of the Internet in the ‘90s? Life felt far less complicated back then, didn’t it? It was a time when website designers ...
  19. Times Ernest Hemingway Was An Unbelievably Huge Assh*le

    Times Ernest Hemingway Was An Unbelievably Huge Assh*le

    Love him or hate him, Ernest Hemingway was a genius in his craft. But that doesn’t change the fact that, at times, he was an assh*le. He loved fighting, ...
  20. 12 Brutal, Messed Up Facts About Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

    12 Brutal, Messed Up Facts About Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

    “Trump of the East,” “Duterte Harry,” and “The Punisher” are a just few of the nicknames for the monstrosity that is the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo ...